The Independent Way pre-paid funeral plan

For many people, planning their funeral has become an established way of looking at the future, just like making a will.

More than 750,000 people in Great Britain have taken out a funeral plan. Usually they know the grief of bereavement and don't want their families to go through the stress of making arrangements. The independent Way funeral plan, which is only available through independent Funeral Directors such as ourselves, allows an individual to tailor a bespoke funeral ceremony to their wishes.

We believe that the Independent Way funeral plan, will bring peace of mind and has significant advantages over other plans.

A guarantee that covers all our services 

No matter how much our services may rise in cost over the years to come, neither you or your loved ones will be asked for a penny more. You can be assured that your family will be spared what could be a financial worry. There are some costs which we are obliged to pay on your behalf. They are known as disbursements and include charges for cemeteries, crematoria doctors' fees and the fees for the clergy. The amount of this expenditure is not within our control and may require a further payment at the time of need.

Financial Security

You can be sure that your money will always be secure. We are proud of the fact that the Independent Way plan is offered by Golden Charter, the UK's largest independent funeral plan provider. Your payment will go directly into the Golden Charter Trust, which is a separate legal entity from Golden Charter, the company, and it will hold the money for your funeral on our behalf.

Why should you pay for your funeral services in advance?  The price of funerals continues to rise. A recent (*) survey shows that the UK national average cost of a funeral increased by 6.6% over the past 12 months. The average cost of a funeral in the UK is now £2549, cremation being £2287 and burial (excluding the price of the grave) £2811. Over the past four years the average cost of a funeral has risen by 32.8%. If this trend continues, a funeral costing £2500 today will have increased to £3320 by 2012.

As you can see a pre-paid funeral plan from Timeless Funeral Services in association with Golden Charter makes a wise investment. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information or would like an application pack.

(*)ASLD survey mintel 2008

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